Bald Mountain Artist's Bluff Trail

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Bald Mountain Artist's Bluff Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 426 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Franconia, NH: Travel south on SR 18 for several miles.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice quick hike with a nice view of Echo Lake and Cannon Mountain. Started from the Cannon Mountain Parking lot opposition the Lodge and it was fast going up. Going down is steep and icy. My group ended up butt sliding down and enjoyed that. If you go starting from the highway the ice might make it not so fun.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent short hike. Views are fabulous! I've did this hike last year and again a few weeks ago with my dog.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail with masjestic views, ideal for warming up before indian head.

5 months ago

Gorgeous views!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Short, easy hike. Only real difficulty was the rock scaling to the finish.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was a nice hike with good views. A lot of steep sections and large rocks but a lot of them were like steps so that was nice. A good one for a beginner who wants a bit more difficulty.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for family that is in fair physical condition. My family and I hiked this about 2 hours before dark and made it up and to the road in plenty of time. We were a group of 44 male, 39 female, 15 male, 12 female and a 10 year old female. Trail is well marked with some fantastic boulders to climb and a great view at the top. Well worth the trip

6 months ago

great views

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike for a bluff-side picnic lunch overlooking Echo Lake. Two options to get to the top, long (but easy) clockwise or steep (but short) counterclockwise. Either way is worth the views.

6 months ago

Great little hike.

hiking
6 months ago

A good challenge with 2 11-year-old boys… Used the selfie from the top for our Christmas card!

hiking
6 months ago

This spot is absolutely amazing! You get great views for just a short amount of hiking. The trails are pretty and the hike up is just challenging enough! Would definitely recommend!

hiking
7 months ago

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8 months ago

awesome.

8 months ago